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Arsenal will take to the pitch with visiting side Leicester City at Emirates Stadium in the Premier League fixture on Sunday.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Arsenal v Leicester City can be found here (inc. the best betting odds).
Arsenal, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 1-2 Europa League triumph vs SK Rapid Wien.
In that match, Arsenal had 68% possession and 11 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. For Arsenal, goals were scored by David Luiz (70') and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (74'). For their opponents, SK Rapid Wien had 12 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Taxiarchis Fountas (51') was the scorer for SK Rapid Wien.
Mikel Arteta's Arsenal have netted 7 times over their prior 6 outings. Conversely, the tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same fixtures stands at 6.
Leading up to this clash, Arsenal:
- have not registered a win against Leicester City in their previous 3 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 11 league matches at home. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
Leicester City head into the meeting after a 3-0 Europa League win as they beat Zorya Luhansk in their previous match.
In that game, Leicester City had 45% possession and 18 shots at goal with 5 on target. For Leicester City, the goals were scored by James Maddison (29'), Harvey Barnes (45') and Kelechi Iheanacho (67'). Zorya Luhansk had 7 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
The stats tell the story, and Leicester City have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 10 goals in total. At the back, The Foxes have seen their frailties exposed. We will see whether or not that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Going into this one, Leicester City are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 09/05/2018 shows that Arsenal have won 2 of these games & Leicester City 3, with the tally of draws being 1.
In all, 17 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 7 from The Gunners and 10 for The Foxes. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.83.
Team News: Arsenal
Mesut Özil (Back trouble), Pablo Marí (Ankle Injury), Rob Holding (Hamstring Injury) and Gabriel Martinelli (Knee Injury) will be missing for Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta. The players ineligible for this match because of suspension are Sokratis and Mesut Özil.
Team News: Leicester City
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has some current player fitness concerns. Ricardo Pereira (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Jamie Vardy (Calf Injury) and Wilfred Ndidi (Tear in the abductor muscle) won’t be making appearances.
In our opinion, Leicester City will need things to go their way to be putting a goal past this Arsenal team who we think will just have the edge.
Therefore, we predict a hard-fought 1-0 victory for Arsenal when the referee blows for full-time.
Little in this one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Emirates Stadium (60,704)
Captain: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Manager: Mikel Arteta
Competitions: Premier League position 5, EFL Cup (Quarter-Finals), FA Community Shield (Community Shield), Europa League (Group B)
⭐ Star Player: Alexandre Lacazette
Typically taking to the field in the Striker position, Alexandre Lacazette was born in Lyon, France. After making a first senior appearance for Olympique Lyonnais in the 2009 - 2010 season, the goalscoring Forward has hit 3 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 4 appearances.